The Garfield County’s fueling station needed a tougher surface than asphalt for the sharp turning and braking trucks. River City Consultants recommended TRUEGRID® as a stronger, more durable surface than asphalt and it will remain porous. The fueling station area received 23,550 sq ft of TRUEGRID PRO PLUS® filled with 3/8″ screened rock on a […]
TRUEGRID PRO PLUS provides employees and customers parking in a gravel reinforced lot and grass reinforced lot.
TRUEGRID helps future site of the 2020 UCI BMX World Championships save a million dollars by eliminating detention pond and providing a high traffic commercial lot at a lower cost than concrete turnkey.In October 2016, Union Cyclist International (UCI) announced that Houston would host the 2020 UCI BMX World Championships—the world’s largest BMX racing competition—at […]
The TRUEGRID DECK , the latest patent pending addition to the TRUEGRID PRO PLUS system, made its debut recently in a 64,000 sf employee parking lot for a medical products manufacturer. 1200 sf of DECK was installed for handicap parking spaces attached to the gravel filled PRO PLUS lot. DECK has a permeable, gravel free […]
The AutoNation dealership needed a large car and truck inventory lot. The 120,000 square feet site initially designated 21 percent or 25,000 square feet for a concrete detention pond for the impervious concrete lot. AutoNation needed the whole 120,000 square feet for its inventory requirements. In an effort to solve this issue and cut costs […]
The new NYC Rockaway Island to Brooklyn ferry route needed a customer parking lot. They required a permeable parking lot to reduce the burden on the city sewer system and provide Low Impact Development to the already over developed land on Rockaway Island. The transit authority looked at many permeable options such as other grid […]
The areo club community’s grass taxiways were experiencing too much wear n’tear and hurting the high end look of the community. Also, the frequent Florida rains would cause the grass taxiways to become unusable when saturated. Four years earlier the aero club had installed TRUEGRID PRO PLUS around their highest traffic area…the fueling stations. Due […]
The owners of an upscale urban restaurant in the Montrose area of Houston, needed parking for their new restaurant venture. Due to the location in the highly populated area, land for parking was limited to the 5,000 sf area behind the strip center where the restaurant was located. When the engineers met with the city […]
A developer had plans to build an overnight parking location for 18 wheelers on major truck line in West Texas. The site was 5 1/2 acres and a 35,000-square-foot and 4-foot-deep detention pond was required along with a major additional drainage element to handle and route stormwater runoff. Due to being a quite flat land […]
Houston’s oldest microbrewery had a parking problem. As Saint Arnold’s business has grown, so did their parking needs. The brewery is located near Downtown Houston with limited space. Two expansion lots had serious problems. Parking lot 1 had old cracked concrete, serious flooding and pooling issues and needed to be replaced. Remediation was needed for […]
Honey Bee Ranch Event Center was in dire need of parking with their growing popularity. Not knowing there was a better solution, their first thought was concrete and asphalt. They were not happy, however, about ruining the natural beauty of their ranch with a drab impervious surface. How could Honey Bee Ranch maintain their countryside […]
Pocono Raceway, one of NASCAR’s premier tracks, wanted to update their guest areas. They were looking to improve the way guests traveled from the rough and irregular parking lots to the grandstand in a cost effective way and hired Sharp Pencil’s to take on the challenge. After many online searches, dozens of sample box shipments […]
The owner of this self-storage facility was about to develop his site. His engineers, as well as the city, told him he would need to use 2.5 acres of his 14-acre site to build a detention pond. Gravel alone would not be counted as pervious cover.
This tunneling company industrial yard was causing serious dust problems in the yard and a neighboring school. Choking dust clouds migrated to nearby homes and businesses. After heavy rains, the gravel washed out and rutted making parts of the site unusable. Frequent gravel refilling and maintenance was mandatory. Concrete was costly and would require additional […]
TRUEGRID® ECO™ helps homeowner solve flooding problem with their asphalt driveway. During any significant rain event they would have several inches of standing water that would take several days to drain.
TRUEGRID PRO PLUS helps customer stabilize existing gravel yard to mitigate dust issues, enable the yard to be used during/after rain events, and eliminate costly and frequent yard maintenance.
The new Coastal Biology Building at the University of California in Santa Cruz at the UC Santa Cruz Coastal Science Campus is located right on the northern coastline. The campus houses laboratories, office and teaching facilities for students and marine scientists. The adjoining coastal area is extremely important for marine research. The university directors, site […]